Love Puffin

When I saw this Love Puffin from Avery Elle, i just knew I wanted to stamp them!πŸ™‚ So stinkin’ cute! I am going to share three different cards I made over the course of *two many* days…πŸ™‚ Watercolor drying is painful sometimes. 

hawkins_jill_puffy-heart_1wmI think this one above might be my favorite? I puffy heart you. I just❀ that!πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_love-puffin_wmThis one above, I did not get a stellar photo. It had to get to its destination STAT! hawkins_jill_puffyheart2_wmAnd this one was kind of a happy accident, even though I’m not 100% sure I like it yet…πŸ™‚

Please excuse my inked and crazy hands in the pics! Overcast days are sometimes awesome for photos and sometimes not. Yesterday, was a not.

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Lean On Me

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge   

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This card ended up pretty simple in the end and nothing like I sat down to do. I always think that’s funny!πŸ™‚

I die cut both the die cuts I used, and I think the result was good!πŸ™‚ My stitching went a little wrong, but I just added more to make it work. Ha!

Supplies from My Favorite Things!

Thanks for stopping by–have a good week!πŸ™‚

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Holiday Tags!

Happy Weekend! We are expecting our first snow of the season tomorrow, so I thought it was perfect timing to share these cute tags, using some new goodies from Paper Smooches.❀

This first one uses the cutie Melted Snowman die. He’s melting!πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_you-melt-meThis next tag uses PS November Reindeer die. Such a fun little guy/girl, and quickly put together! Bonus points!πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_rudolphEeep! That nose!πŸ™‚

You can check out my previous Paper Smooches post for the DT Blog Hop HERE and another Warm Wishes card HERE.

I’ll share some more PS December goodness later this month!πŸ™‚

Stay Warm!


Lights! December Technique Tuesday!!

Hola everyone! I hope that your week has been a good one! I wanted to shout that Technique Tuesday has another BRIGHT release this month!! THESE LIGHT BULBS!❀

They are made with the newly released Fresh Cut Studio Bright Lights dies and the Memory Keeper’s Studio Light Bulb Moment stamps! I just think they are fantastic and can be used on sooooo many things!

Such fun!! Here’s a couple of cards I made with them…..

hawkins_jill_let-light_wm For this card, I of course, did my paper strips and then die cut the light bulbs from it. This was tricky, I’m not going to lie. The teeny tiny strips of paper are delicate, and if they aren’t adhered REALLY well before you die cut, watch out!πŸ™‚ But I super❀ how they turned out!hawkins_jill_let-light_00_wmFor this card below, I just die cut them more traditionally and glued them to the card stock panel. I then added scored lines to the panel and stitching. The alphabet letters I used are the perfect size and from THIS die set, Home Town Lower Case dies.hawkins_jill_bethebright_00_wmGah! Love that bright green on the black!πŸ˜‰ And I love to create my own sentiments!πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_bethebright_wmBe sure to check out all the fun new stuff from Technique Tuesday this month HERE!

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On This Cold Day…

I’m a big fan of this new Neat & Tangled set, Scandinavian Prints Christmas, designed by my friend Miriam Prantner! Another awesome set, Miriam!πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_wishes I really just wanted to get this set inky, so I kept this card pretty simple. I really like the graphic nature of this set, and my mind is aflutter with all the possibilities!hawkins_jill_wishes_00Fantastic!❀

I’m playing along with the Little Tangles Challenge this month–Color Combo Silver and Gold! Check it out HERE!πŸ™‚

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Warm Wishes

Happy Thursday! A shout out that Paper Smooches NEW December release is available now! Warning: It’s ALL so good! Check it all out HERE.

You can find my previous post for the DT Blog Hop HERE with a couple of fun and cozy projects.

Today, I’m sharing some Warm Wishes with this new die!πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_warm-wishes_wm I thought an ombre-ish kind of card would be fun.πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_warm-wishes_00_wmIt ended up really evoking winter and cozy, warm wishes.❀

Check out the PS online store, and keep up with more fun projects at the Paper Smooches blog! I’ll be back a few times this month to share some more PS fun! DE-lightful!πŸ™‚

Take care- JillπŸ™‚

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you’re so sweet…

I am sneaking in another post today! I have been trying to make a card for this challenge for days!! I enjoy this challenge and I also always really like the photos to draw inspiration from. I made this card in piecemeal. Please excuse the photo. IΒ  finally finished this tonight, and of course, the night-time photos are always awful. (I’ll try to replace it tomorrow. I hope!)πŸ™‚ Edited: Adding new day time photos! Hooray for daylight!

I love to use Ellen Hutson’s Bear Ware and Warm Fuzzies!

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hawkins_jill_youre-sweetI stamped and then I watercolored with my Zig pens & water. This (original nighttime) photo makes them look washed out and blah, but they are actually much more autumn like and cheery!πŸ™‚

I’m entering this in the Essentials by Ellen November Pin-Sights Challenge.

Banner-PIN-sightsNovember Pin-Sights ChallengeThanks for stopping by!


Instagram? jilldhawkins This is my #thedailymarker30day entry too! Find all mine on IG!πŸ™‚ (ETA: Ended up coloring something else last night too!)